When it comes to bars and clubs, there's something for everyone. Themed bars, romantic settings and large spaces for social gatherings are just some of the reasons millions of people flock to their favourite drinking spots each year. But how can bar owners make their space more unique and inviting? A neon bar sign is a great way to catch eyes and present photo opportunities, so why not choose a design for your bar today?
In this guide, we will explain why you should choose an LED neon sign for your bar, where the best places are to hang them and how you can keep them safe and sturdy. We will also explore the various aspects you may need to consider before choosing your sign, and why you should our collections here at Neon Vibes®.
Are neon signs worth it for bars?
Neon signs are a great choice for bars, and even your home bar, especially if you want to add a unique setting to your space. There are various types of LED neon signs that can work well in any kind of bar, making them the perfect wall art choice if you're struggling to decide. If your bar is more fun and edgy, a quirky quote could be just what you need, such as this "Yes Way Rosé" sign. If you're going for a more romantic, chilled-out atmosphere, we recommend this eye-catching "Stay a While" script in warm white.
If you're set on decorating your bar with lights, then a custom neon sign is the most cost-efficient and energy-efficient option around. They burn around 75% less energy than traditional halogen bulbs, and are much safer when left on for long periods of time. With the cost-of-living crisis affecting everyone, you can keep your costs down with LED neon lights without compromising your interior décor. LED signs also last much longer than traditional neon signs, burning for around 50,000 hours.
Where can I hang my neon sign in my bar?
Wherever you place your brand-new neon sign, it needs to be in a location where it will be seen and appreciated. There's no point placing a bright LED sign in the back of the bar for no one to notice, so consider places where your customers will be able to see it. A great place to consider is on your bar, whether that be above or below. As people approach, it will be hard to miss your sign, enabling it to live its purpose.
You could also place phrases and smaller signs near seating areas to add a bit of atmosphere to someone's night, and complement your existing décor. If you want your sign to create a photo opportunity, consider placing larger signs near doors, especially those that customers are going to walk past frequently. Our "Selfie Society" page is full of different signs that present the perfect picture opportunity, giving your bar a unique edge.
We all know that some people love a bathroom selfie, so why not place a stand-out neon sign near the bathroom mirrors? If you want to protect your sign in these areas, you can opt for splashproof signs for more longevity. Also, if your bar is big enough for a dancefloor, a neon sign could be just what it needs to complete its look.
How do I hang a neon sign in a bar?
Once you've settled on a place to display your new neon sign, you may be wondering how you can hang it securely. Hanging an LED neon sign is incredibly easy, as long as you have the tools and resources necessary. All of our signs here at Neon Vibes® come with keyhole fittings in their acrylic backing, making them easy to screw into the wall. If you don't fancy leaving holes in your wall, you can opt for our adhesive hanging strips.
Before hanging your sign, ensure that it is close enough to a power source and won't be a hazard to your guests. You can even choose dimmers and colour changing devices to attach to your sign for extra effect! To find out more, please visit our FAQs page, or get in contact with us today.
Things to consider before choosing a neon sign for your bar
Before you choose your brand-new LED neon sign, there are a few factors that you need to take into consideration:
- Size: the size of your bar needs to work with the size of your sign, not against it. For instance, if you have a smaller bar, a large sign will overpower the décor and won't work as well as a smaller sign. With a large bar, a smaller sign may get lost in the crowd.
- Budget: it is better to settle on a realistic budget before buying your sign. If you only have a small budget, then a large sign may not be the best choice for you. The same idea applies to your bills; although LED lights are the best choice for saving money on energy bills, having a large number of signs operating at the same time could be costly.
- Colour: if your bar is more of a quiet, romantic setting, will bright colours work for you? Or will your space benefit from warm and cool white tones? If your bar is a funky type of space, you can choose a colour-changing effect to really help your sign contribute to the party spirit.
- Text or image?: LED neon signs come in all shapes and sizes; you can choose a themed picture that everyone notices, or you can choose subtle text to complement your surroundings. Whatever you choose, make sure it fits in with its surroundings. If you're unsure, you can commission or design your own choice of sign here.
Neon signs from Neon Vibes®
Here at Neon Vibes®, we have a wide collection of LED neon signs perfect for any setting, room or occasion. From Christmas themed signs to options perfect for a restaurant or even the home, you can find your next personalised neon sign in our collection.